Child Support

Child Support Lawyer in Ulster CountyExperienced New York Child Support Attorney Helping Families in Kingston, New Paltz, Ulster, Dutchess, & Orange County

After divorce, one parent usually ends up as primary custodian of the child or children. Under usual circumstances, the non-custodial parent will pay child support to assist in the financial needs of raising the child. The method of determining child support payments is actually based on a relatively simple calculation. However, it’s important to protect your interests and make sure your child(ren) is well-provided for now and in the future.

Jonathan Katz is a legal authority on divorce and family law. He has been helping families with child support in Ulster County, Orange County, Dutchess County and the surrounding communities in New York negotiate child support agreements for more than 36 years.

Calculating Child Support in the State of New York
  • One child=17% of combined parental income
  • Two children=25% of combined income
  • Three children=29% of combined income
  • Four children=31% of combined income
  • Five or more children=Not less than 35% of combined income

When legal child support obligations are not met, wage garnishments and property liens, among other financial ramifications, can be initiated by a court order. Once the child reaches the age of 21, child support will stop.

It’s important to make sure you have an experienced child support negotiation family lawyer helping you during this process. You want to make sure your child is well provided for and getting a judge to make child support modifications is a complicated process in New York.

Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney Helps Clients Navigate the Complexities of Difficult Child Support in Ulster, Orange, & Dutchess County

While straightforward child support cases may not require legal assistance, parties to more complex cases should seek the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Many New York attorneys are not experienced in the different handling of cases in which there is more than $80,000 of parental income, for example.

Attorney Jonathan D. Katz has extensive experience handling difficult child support cases in New York. Whether either parent has received a large inheritance or has large investments, is laid off, has a health crisis, or is experiencing any number of other special circumstances, Mr. Katz can help you reach the most favorable outcome for you and your child.

Attorney Jonathan Katz Helps Parents Facing Child Support Challenges

If you are facing challenges after the child support plan is in place, you need an attorney to help you during these challenging times. If you have child custody and have not received child support as ordered, it is important to seek an experienced attorney to begin the process of enforcement. Similarly, if you are having challenges relating to your alimony agreement, Mr. Katz can help you.

At times, the court’s involvement will become necessary. On the other hand, if you are the paying parent and have fallen behind on your support payments, do not expect them to go away. There is help available, and a skilled family law attorney can help you figure out the most constructive way to move forward.

Contact Attorney Jonathan D. Katz for Child Support Cases in New Paltz, Olive and Kingston, New York

For all child support questions, including enforcement and modification, reach out to the law offices of Attorney Jonathan D. Katz for a no-cost, confidential consultation. Contact us calling (845) 328-2159 or toll-free (866) 843-6388 or fill out the online contact form to schedule your consultation with Jonathan D. Katz.

Client Reviews
I was living a nightmare of being falsely accused in a judicial system that considers all fathers to be dead beat dads until proven innocent. Living out of state and facing the possibility of jail, I miraculously found Jon’s website and called his office. Within a week the tables were turned, the lies were exposed, and the harassment was stopped. If you need someone that will challenge the system, then you need Jonathan Katz. Greg Weaver
Jon’s integrity towards his clients is what makes him a standout attorney. He makes it a priority to know what's important to you. You’re not just a number. He is upfront with you right from the start. He will not string you along just for his financial benefit. He is only willing to settle the case if that's truly what you want. Anytime I called him I received a call back from him that day. Not someone else in the office. He is an attorney that has a passion for what's important to his clients. John Morrissey
Being a single mom, I had enough stress in my life. I had no idea how to go about protecting myself. My daughters were my priority. Jon walked me through the process. He turned a difficult time into a workable solution. Diane Chiriani
Jon thinks well, works to be clear and honest. He works to get to a strong argument. He seems to have a good working relationship with everybody at the courthouse. I get the feeling he has no trouble thinking like a judge. He is friendly and courteous. He doesn't overbill. He takes and returns calls promptly. His legal staff is friendly and competent. What's not to like? Rick S.
I liked that there was always transparency throughout my case. Genevieve H.